In honor of Tu Bishevat, 1st grade has spiraled our learning back to thinking about composting again. AT the beginning of the year, we learned the foundations- what is composting? Why do we do it? How do we do it? And of course, we learned about the worms and their poop- because how can we know about composting if we don’t know about worm poop (If your child didn’t say this part to you 100x, consider yourself one of the lucky ones).
But now, we are taking this learning a step up. Now that we have been composting for a while, we wanted to know how we are doing! How did we do that you ask? The kids sorted through garbage- yes, it was gross and messy.
We took a garbage back from both Lower School and Upper school lunch. One at time, we weighed the garbage back, dumped it out on tarp, sorted through it, putting garbage back into the garbage and compo stable items into the compost bin. Then we reweighed the bag after. From this math, we were able to find out how much composting we Weren’t doing that we could! Our research taught us that we aren’t composting about half of what we could be. We hope to continue this research once a month to help MJDS do better with composting, in turn, helping save our world!
HAPPY TU BiSHEVAT!